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Game 81. Bucs Beat Yanks, 5-2.

On any given day, any team can beat any team.

Such was the case Tuesday night when the Yanks suffered a disappointing 5-2 loss in the ‘Burgh to the underwhelming Pirates, 5-2. Game #81 marks the halfway point of the season, and the Yanks are 58-23, and the Yanks are up by 13 in the AL East.

Jameson Taillon didn’t have it, and the offense once again sputtered. Taillon gave up a solo HR to Daniel Vogelbach (whose physique, shall we say, is Ruthian?) to put the Buccos up 1-0 in the second inning. Pittsburgh got three more, including a 2-run HR by Jack Suwinski in the fourth to go up 4-0.

The Yanks had chances early but couldn’t come up with a big two-out hit. They finally got on the board in the fifth, when with one out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled, and an out later, Aaron Judge singled him in.

Pittsburgh got another run in the sixth to go up 5-1. The Yanks scored in the eighth on a leadoff walk to Gleyber Torres, who advanced to second on a WP and to third on a groundout. With two out, Matt Carpenter singled Torres home.

At least Aroldis Chapman had a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.

The Yanks got a look at a potential trade target, and also will tonight. CF Bryan Reynolds of Pittsburgh was 2 for 4 with a single and double.

Anthony Rizzo (sore lower back) is day to day and was a late scratch from last night’s game.

Some Yanks have been in a slump lately. Aaron Judge is 10 for his last 62. Giancarlo Stanton 10 (7 are HR) for his last 65. In his last three starts, Taillon has given up 14 R in 16 IP. Jose Trevino is 6 for his last 48.

Hopefully all of them get hot again soon.

Torres 2 hits.
Carpenter 2 hits, RBI
Kiner-Falefa 3 hits.

Taillon (L, 9-2) 5 1/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 0 W, 5 K. Gave up 2 HR. 3.63
Luetge 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K. 3.04
Chapman 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.80

Game 78. Yanks Clobber Cleveland in Game 1 of Doubleheader, 13-4.

The Yankees (57-21) clobbered Cleveland in the first game of a DH, 13-4.

Gerrit Cole gave up back-to-back HR in the bottom of the second to put NY in a 2-0 hole, but Cole settled in after that.

In the top of the third, D.J. LeMahieu homered (8) to get the Yanks on the board. Aaron Judge then walked, as did Gleyber Torres. Miguel Andujar, up as the 27th man for the DH, singled in a run, both runners moving up on the throw. This tied the game at two, but then Aaron Hicks singled to put the Yanks up 4-2.

Hicks led off the top of the sixth with a walk, then Matt Carpenter homered (7) to put the Yanks up 6-2. Two outs later, LeMahieu walked and Judge doubled. Torres singled to make it 8-2 Yankees.

In the top of the seventh, Andujar reached on an error, and Hicks singled Andujar to third. A single by Carpenter made the score 9-2. Jose Trevino GIDP as a run scored, 10-2.

One bad part about the game was the performance of Aroldis Chapman in his return to the Yankees, coming off the IL. He faced three batters, walked all three, and two of those three scored in the bottom of the seventh as Cleveland cut the Yanks’ lead to 10-4.

In the eighth, LeMahieu and Judge walked, then executed a double steal. LeMahieu scored on a fielder’s choice, hit by Torres.

In the top of the ninth, Cleveland had utility man Ernie Clement pitch in order to save their bullpen for game two of the doubleheader. Clement gave up back-to-back HRs to Carpenter (8) and Trevino (7) for the final score of 13-4.

LeMahieu 2 hits, RBI Solo HR (8)
Torres 3 hits, 3 RBI
Hicks 2 hits, 2 RBI
Carpenter 3 hits, 4 RBI Hit 2 HR (8)
Trevino solo HR (7)

Cole (W, 7-2) 6 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 2 HR 2.99
Chapman 0 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 5.14. Walked all three batters he faced. Just off the IL.
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.33
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.24
Weber 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K 1.93

Game 75. Yanks edge A’s, 2-1.

With a huge lead (now 12 1/2 games), and facing the worst team in the league, the Yanks decided to bring up J.P. Sears to make a start, and to give their regular guys in the rotation an extra day off.

The move looks like a stroke of genius after Sears pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and got the win as the Yanks (55-20) beat Oakland, 2-1, Tuesday night.

To make room on the roster for Sears, Manny Banuelos was DFA’d.

Sears has now pitched in four MLB games, starting two, and is 3-0. He has not given up a run in 12 2/3 innings.

The Yankees sent Sears back to SWB after the game, as Aroldis Chapman is ready to come off of his rehab.

The Yanks got a run in the first inning when D.J. LeMahieu led off with a walk. Two outs later, Josh Donaldson doubled D.J. to third. Jose Trevino’s single scored LeMahieu, but Donaldson was thrown out at home for the third out.

Marwin Gonzalez homered (3) in the second to put the Yankees up 2-0.

Oakland got an unearned run in the ninth inning off of Clay Holmes, with help from a catcher’s interference call on Trevino.

Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes. It’s the same thing we’ve seen for years. A lousy, lazy home plate umpire who doesn’t adjust his strike zone. Aaron Judge is 6 feet, 7 inches tall. His knees aren’t where, say, my knees (I am about 5’8 1/2″) are. What is a strike to me is below the knees for Judge. But umpires keep calling the low strike on Judge that isn’t a strike. Boone was sticking up for his guy. I wish Boone would just come out of the dugout, bring Judge over and point to where Judge’s knees are—in front of the whole stadium.

Gonzalez 2 hits, Solo HR (3)

Sears (W, 3-0) 5 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 0.00
Marinaccio (H, 2) 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.60 Bunch of scoreless outings lately.
Peralta (H, 7) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 2.20
King (H, 12) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.38
Holmes (S, 13) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.50

Game 74. Yanks comeback for a 9-5 win. Score 6 in the 7th.

The Yankees (54-20) came back from a 5-1 deficit, capping it off with a six-run seventh inning, to defeat Oakland, 9-5, on Monday night.

Anthony Rizzo got the scoring started by hitting his 20th HR of the year in the bottom of the first inning. 1-0, Yankees.

Jordan Montgomery was victimized by one stretch. With two out and one on in the top of the third, Montgomery gave up a single, a run-scoring double, then hit a batter to load the bases. Another double cleared the bases, and a single gave up a fifth run. Outside of that five-batter stretch, Montgomery pitched well, but the damage was done, and the Yanks had some work to do.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Giancarlo Stanton hit a HR (18) to cut the A’s lead to 5-2.

The Yanks got a run in the fifth when with two out, D.J. LeMahieu singled, stole second, and scored on a single by Aaron Judge.

The Yanks got their six runs in the seventh with the help of TWO catcher interference calls. With one out, LeMahieu walked. Judge reached on catcher interference, and Rizzo was HBP. Another catcher’s interference, with Stanton batting, forced in a run to make it 5-4, A’s. Think of that. A walk, HBP and two catcher’s interferences gifted the Yanks a run. The Yanks made Oakland pay for that when Josh Donaldson then doubled in two runs to give the Yanks a 6-5 lead. One out later, Jose Trevino doubled in two runs, then Marwin Gonzalez singled in Trevino and the Yanks were up 9-5, which turned out to be the final score.

Rizzo solo HR (20)
Stanton 2 RBI, solo HR (18)
Donaldson 2 RBI
Trevino 2 RBI
Gonzalez 2 hits, RBI

Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 1 W, 6 K. 1 HBP 3.27
Abreu (W, 1-0) 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 4 K. 2.76 (combined ERA, 3 teams)

The Yanks have given up only 8 unearned runs so far this season.

Game 69. Yanks beat Rays 5-4 behind Trevino’s blast, Judge 2 HR.

Jose Trevino hit a 2-run eighth inning HR to give the Yankees (51-18) a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Tampa Bay Wednesday night.

Aaron Judge hit 2 HR to raise his MLB leading total to 27.

Tampa Bay got 3 runs off Yankees’ starter Jordan Montgomery in the bottom of the second inning. Isaac Paredes (who hit 3 HR Tuesday night) hit a solo HR, then a few batters later, Vidal Brujan hit a 2-run shot and the Rays were up 3-0.

Judge hit the first of his two homers for the night in the fourth, and it cut the lead to 3-1.

Tampa Bay scored a run to go up 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth, but then came a key turning point in the game. With the bases loaded and two out, Trevino picked off the runner at third, Taylor Walls. If you are a Rays’ fan, you know there is no excuse for that.

The Yanks loaded the bases in the fifth with one out but could not score.

In the top of the sixth, Giancarlo Stanton led off the inning with a walk. One out later, Matt Carpenter singled Stanton to second. After another out, an error enabled Stanton to score and the score was now 4-2.

Judge’s second HR of the game (27) cut the Rays’ lead to 4-3 in the seventh.

In the top of the eighth, Isiah Kiner-Falefa led off the inning with a walk, and Trevino followed with a 2-run HR (6) that put the Yanks up 5-4, which turned out to be the final score.

Judge 2 solo HR (27)
Trevino 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (6) and big defensive play.

Montgomery 6 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 2 W, 2 K. Gave up 2 HR. 2.97
Schmidt (W, 4-2) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K. 3.00
King (H, 11) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.35
Holmes (S, 12) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.53

Game 60. Yanks clobber Cubs, 18-4.

A good day yesterday, for me personally as I attended the wedding of one of my nieces, and for the 44-16 Yankees, who obliterated the Cubs, 18-4, Sunday afternoon.

One funny thing about the game: The Yankees were led by two players not in the original starting lineup. Gleyber Torres came down with a stomach bug, so Matt Carpenter took over at 3B, with D.J. LeMahieu moving over to 2B (Josh Donaldson got the day off). I was wondering, after such a hot start he had, why Carpenter wasn’t getting a little more playing time. Carpenter responded yesterday with 2 HR and 7 RBI.

Jose Trevino had a bit of a sore back, so he, like Torres, was scratched from the original lineup. With the Yankees off today (Monday) it gives him and Torres some extra rest. Kyle Higashioka stepped in and hit two HR. Higgy really needed that. He came into the game hitting just .148 with an OPS+ of just 17. After hitting seven HR in spring training, these were his first two HR of the season. Hopefully now he can get rolling.

Yankees starter Jameson Taillon gave up a HR in the top of the first inning to Ian Happ. The Yanks, however, came back with a vengeance, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first.

Aaron Judge led off with a single. One out later, Giancarlo Stanton and LeMahieu walked, so the bases were loaded. Carpenter walked to force in a run and tie the game. Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled in two runs to make it 3-1. An error reloaded the bases, then Joey Gallo doubled in two runs to make it 5-1.

With one out in the second inning, Stanton and LeMahieu each walked again. Carpenter hit the first of his two HR of the game, a 3-run shot, to make it 8-1 Yankees.

Higashioka led off the bottom of the third with his first HR of the game, and first of the season to make it 9-1. Gallo walked, and two out later, with Gallo now on second, Stanton doubled to make it 10-1.

The Cubs got a run in the fourth and another in the fifth off of Taillon to cut things to 10-3.

In the sixth, Anthony Rizzo singled, and one out later, LeMahieu singled Rizzo to third, LeMahieu out at second trying to stretch it into a double. Carpenter then hit his second HR of the game (6) to make it 12-3.

The Cubs scored in the top of the seventh to cut it to 12-4, but once again, all that did was make the Yanks score even more runs.

In the bottom of the seventh, Higashioka singled with one out, and Gallo walked. Aaron Judge singled to load the bases. Rizzo singled in one run, Stanton singled in two. 15-4. After a flyout, Carpenter doubled to make it 16-4. A single by Kiner-Falefa made it 17-4.

Higashioka hit his second HR of the game in the eighth to make it 18-4, the final score. This HR came off of the 1B, pressed to pitch because of the score. It was hit off a 35 MPH blooper pitch.

The Yanks are off today, but now face a tough stretch. 14 of their next 17 games are against Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Houston.

Judge 3 hits .318
Rizzo 2 hits, RBI
Stanton 2 hits, 3 RBI
Carpenter 3 hits. 2 HR (6) 7 RBI
Kiner-Falefa 2 hits, 3 RBI
Higashioka 3 hits, 2 HR (2); 2 RBI
Gallo 2 RBI

Taillon (W, 7-1) 5 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.93
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.89
Banuelos (S, 1) 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 4 K. 1.29

The save rule is the save rule, no matter how ridiculous it sometimes gets. By pitching three innings, Banuelos gets the save in an 18-4 blowout.

Game 59. Yanks blast 6 HR in shutting out Cubs, 8-0.

The Yankees (43-16) made last night their personal HR derby, blasting six home runs in shutting out the Chicago Cubs, 8-0.

Since starting the season 7-6, the Yankees are 36-10.

Aaron Judge got the ball rolling by leading off the bottom of the first inning with his 23rd HR of the season. It was the first of two he’d hit for the night.

In the fourth inning, Giancarlo Stanton (13) and Gleyber Torres (12) hit back-to-back HR. Stanton’s was a missile, having an exit velo of 120 MPH.

In the fifth, three more HR. Jose Trevino (now hitting .309! Who knew he’d be such a steal?) led off the inning with a HR (5), and one out later, Judge hit his second HR of the game (24). One out after that, Anthony Rizzo joined the HR party by hitting his 15th. 6-0 Yanks, all on six solo HR.

The Yanks tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Torres led off the inning with a single and Aaron Hicks walked. Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled in Torres, moving Hicks to second. Trevino’s single loaded the bases. One out later, Judge’s SF made it 8-0.

Meanwhile Jordan Montgomery was putting up goose-eggs on the scoreboard.

Final, 8-0 Yankees.

Judge 2 hits, both solo HR (24) 3 RBI Now hitting .313
Rizzo solo HR (15) Only hitting .216, but 15 HR, 40 RBI. Most dangerous .216 hitter in baseball.
Stanton solo HR (13) #360 for his career.
Torres 2 hits, solo HR (12). 12th HR of 2022 matched total of 2020 and 2021 combined.
Kiner-Falefa 2 hits, RBI
Trevino 3 hits, RBI. Solo HR (5) Now hitting .309

Montgomery (W, 2-1) 7 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 0 W, 5 K. 1 HBP. 2.70
Marinaccio 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.97
Luetge 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 4.15

The Yanks now lead the AL East by 8 1/2 over Toronto and 9 over Tampa Bay. Boston is 12 1/2 games back.

Game 58. 13 is Lucky! Yanks win 2-1 in 13th on walk-off hit by Trevino.

For a while, it seemed neither team would score, even if you had that ghost runner starting at third base instead of at second.

But finally the Yankees (42-16) broke through, defeating the Cubs in 13 innings, 2-1, using seven pitchers in the process.

The Yanks scored first, getting a solo HR (11) from Gleyber Torres in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Yankees’ starter Luis Severino gave up a HR to Justin Heyward in the top of the fifth and that’s where it stood for a long time.

Under the pressure of the ghost runner, Clarke Schmidt, Wandy Peralta and Ron Marinaccio did a great job. For Marinaccio, it wound up being his first MLB victory.

Finally in the bottom of the 13th, with Joey Gallo as the ghost runner, with one out, Gleyber Torres flied out to center, moving Gallo to third. An intentional walk to Aaron Hicks followed, as Hicks moved up on defensive indifference. Jose Trevino, the last position player on the bench, pinch-hit for the struggling Kyle Higashioka (.148, OPS+ 18) and singled to win the game.

Donaldson 2 hits
Torres solo HR (11)
Trevino walk-off PH single

Severino 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 10 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.80
Castro 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 3.06
King 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.73
Holmes 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 0.31
Schmidt 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 3.26
Peralta 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 1.66
Marinaccio (W, 1-0) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 1 K. 4.35 FIRST MLB WIN.

Game 55. Yanks (3 HR, inc. Judge’s 22nd) pound Twins, 10-4.

My reports on this blog may be delayed, depending on the results of a medical procedure I need to have done today.

Jameson Taillon struggled. It didn’t matter.

The Yanks made three errors last night after making just 19 in their first 54 games. It didn’t matter.

The Yanks (40-15) still beat the Twins, 10-4, last night for their seventh straight win. Since starting the season off at 7-6, the Yankees are 33-9.

D.J. LeMahieu led off the game by singling on the first pitch. Aaron Judge followed with a 2-run HR, his 22nd of the season. One out later, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 12th HR, and the Yanks were up 3-0.

The Twins got a run back in the bottom of the first and added another in the bottom of the third to cut the Yanks lead to 3-2.

In the top of the fourth, with one out, Joey Gallo singled, and LeMahieu walked. Judge singled to make it 4-2.

The Twins came back with a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it 4-3.

With one out in the top of the fifth, Aaron Hicks singled. One out later, Jose Trevino walked. Both runners moved up on a WP, and Gallo walked to load the bases. A walk to LeMahieu forced in a run to make it 5-3.

But the struggling Taillon gave up a leadoff HR to Jorge Polanco in the bottom of the fifth that cut the Yanks’ lead to 5-4.

With two out in the top of the seventh, LeMahieu singled. A WP moved LeMahieu to second, and Judge walked. Anthony Rizzo hit a 3-run HR (14) to make it 8-4, and basically seal the win for the Yanks. Rizzo must be the most dangerous .213 hitter in baseball. Despite the low batting average, he has 14 HR and 38 RBI. It seems he gets his hits at the right times.

The Yanks tacked on two runs in the top of the eighth. With one out, Hicks walked and Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled. Jose Trevino singled in a run, IKF to third. Gallo then singled to make it 10-4, which wound up the final score.

LeMahieu 3 hits, RBI
Judge 2 hits, 3 RBI. 2-run HR (22)
Rizzo 3-run HR (14)
Stanton solo HR (12)
Hicks 2 hits
Gallo 2 hits, RBI

Taillon 4 IP, 4 R, 9 H, 1 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR. 2.73
Luetge (W, 2-2) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 0 K. 5.14
Peralta (H, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.83
Marinaccio 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1 HBP 4.82

Angels’ manager Joe Maddon was fired yesterday, and ex-Yankees coach Phil Nevin is now the Angels’ manager. The move didn’t help last night because the Angels then went out and lost their 13th in a row.

Game 52. Yanks pound Tigers, 13-0.

Before getting to the recap, some Yankees moves. After the DH against the Angels and before the game against the Tigers, Estevan Florial (27th man for the DH, didn’t play) sent down, as was David McKay. Josh Donaldson returned off the IL (1 game suspension still under appeal).

After the game against the Tigers, Miguel Andujar sent down (expect Stanton to come off the IL today), and Tim Locastro off the rehab list and assigned to AAA. It’s too bad Andujar sent down, but Matt Carpenter’s bat is hot. I only wish Carpenter (1B, 2B, 3B) could play LF. He has played only 7 games there in his MLB career. Dead pull hitter, 4 HR in a week or so with the Yankees. Has given the lineup a jolt. But the only way he can play is if Stanton plays in the OF and Carpenter DH’s. You have Rizzo, LeMahieu, Torres and Donaldson, 4 guys at 3 spots, now with Carpenter it’s 5 guys for 3 spots. Numbers crunch. Stanton in RF means Judge in CF, and then you pick between Hicks or Gallo in LF. Remember that Marwin Gonzalez can play some 7 positions, too. Numbers crunch unless a deal is struck.

Now to last night’s game. After a 7-6 start to the season, the Yankees (37-15) have now won 30 of their last 39 games. They pounded the Tigers last night, 13-0. One night after Jameson Taillon retired the first 21 batters in a row, Gerrit Cole almost matched him, retiring the first 20 batters in a row. Manny Banuelos, a top Yankees prospect over a decade ago, finally pitched for the Yankees, hurling the last two innings.

The Yanks got two runs in the third inning. The red-hot Jose Trevino (what a trade that is proving out to be so far!) hit his 4th HR of the season to lead off the inning. Two outs later, Aaron Judge hit his MLB leading 20th. Despite the steroid era, Roger Maris still is the AL HR champ with his 61 in 61. But I wonder if in the great beyond, Roger is getting a bit nervous about his record.

The Yanks tacked on three more runs in the fourth. With two out, Carpenter got on on a bunt single, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled Carpenter to third. Trevino hit a liner that Detroit’s CF misplayed into a 2-run triple, and Aaron Hicks singled in Trevino to make it 5-0. Hicks was thrown out trying for two.

The way Cole was going, you knew the game was over, but the Yanks ensured it by scoring seven times in the fifth inning. D.J. LeMahieu walked to lead off the inning, and Judge singled. Anthony Rizzo hit a 3-run HR (12) to make it 8-0. One out later, Andujar singled, and Carpenter homered (4) to make it 10-0. After a pitching change, IKF doubled, Trevino walked, and Hicks was HBP. LeMahieu singled in two runs to make it 12-0.

After that, the only suspense was if Cole would get the perfect game or a no-hitter.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Tigers used an OF as a pitcher and LeMahieu led off with a double, then Judge singled him in to make it 13-0. Judge out trying for two. The outfielder who nailed Judge at second was Kory Clemens, Roger’s son, who was just called up to the majors this week.

LeMahieu 2 hits, 2 RBI
Judge 4 hits, 2 RBI. Solo HR (20)
Rizzo 3-run HR (12)
Carpenter 2 hits, 2 RBI. 2-run HR (4)
Kiner-Falefa (IKF) 2 hits
Trevino 2 hits, 3 RBI. Solo HR (4)

Cole (W, 5-1) 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 9 K. 2.78
Banuelos 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 0.00 (25th MLB game, but 1st as a Yankee for one-time NYY prospect)

The Yanks made one other move, getting 1b/LF Jake Bauers from Cincinnati for cash. Bauers was only hitting .135 at AAA Louisville and will be assigned to AAA SWB. What that means for 1B Ron Guzman or Greg Bird, both already at AAA, who knows, but they, like Bauers, weren’t hitting well. Bauers has been with Tampa Bay (2018), Cleveland (2019, 2021) and Seattle (2021). In 328 MLB games, he has hit .213-27-110. OPS+ 78. HIs 162 game average is .213-13-54. He bats and throws lefty.

The Yanks at 37-15 now have a six -game lead in the AL East. over Tampa Bay and 6 1/2 over Toronto.

I heard a bit of the postgame show, and one amazing stat: In their last 13 games, the Yankees’ starting pitchers have an ERA of 1.59.

The Yanks ERA is 2.78. I looked up the ERA in 1968 (Year of the pitcher) and it was 2.79 that year. But of course that Stadium had 457′ to LCF and 463′ to CF. And different era and bigger strike zone. The mound was 15″ high, not 10″. The Yanks lead the AL in ERA now with 2.78 and are 37-15. In 1968 the Yanks only hit .214 as a team (no DH as well) and were only 83-79 in Mickey Mantle’s final season.